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About Us

With a lifetimes experience in the boat sales and charter industry it dawned on us that there is a hole in the traditional narrowboat sales and hire markets. Whilst buying and owning a narrowboat is of course a lovely thing to do it does not suit everyone and in many cases long term rental makes more sense. For example you may be on a "career break" of a few months or even a year or two. Perhaps you are an overseas visitor to the UK looking to explore "backdoor Britain" at your leisure. Possibly you quite simply cannot raise the money to buy the boat (or house) of your choice and yet have decided that a life afloat might suit you. There are over 100,000 people living on the canals and rivers of the UK and enjoying the ideallic lifestyle that comes with this choice, why not join them?

As an owner it may be that you are using your boat less and less, perhaps you are being posted overseas and can't bear to sell her. Perhaps currently you cannot sell her at the right price or it may just be that you want your underused boat to generate you an income for the next few years. Don't forget that renting out your narrowboat using our service quickly becomes a hassle free investment opportunity in exactly the same way renting a property out does. Without the capital gains tax of course!

We offer a full management service for private narrowboat owners much as a letting agent does with property however we strive to offer a more personal service and pride ourselves on matching like minded renters and owners together. In order to comply with the Canal and River Trust insurance and license rules and to adequately protect all parties in the agreement there are certain matters that need to be professionally handled and contracted, it is here that we excel.
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